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What is Reckless Driving?

Previously, we brought you the story of a young driver who exited I-95 at high speed and plowed into another vehicle. That driver was charged with reckless driving, but the situation does not have to be so extreme to merit a charge of reckless driving. On Saturday June 27, a driver crossing the Flagler Bridge crashed through a barrier gate and jumped an opening drawbridge. The 29-year-old and his passenger were treated on the scene, but police said the auto accident wasn’t the result of thrill seeking or derring-do. “Basically, it was a distracted driver incident, and the individual was coming back towards West Palm and didn’t see the bridge arms coming down. It was suspected the guy was messing with his GPS,” an officer explained to a local news affiliate. Does Intention Matter In A Reckless Driving Case? Even though this driver was not intentionally being reckless, he was…
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How Do You Identify A Reckless Driver?

On April 13th of 2013, five young friends were driving eastbound on Blue Heron Boulevard when their car was hit. All five young men and women died, but the driver of the other car escaped serious injury. Now that reckless driver from Palm Beach County is facing up to 75 years in prison. The driver claims that while he was driving back to his workplace to feed two dogs, he became ill and fell unconscious, but the prosecution was not convinced. They believe that the driver was speeding at around 128 mph when he took the I-95 off ramp. They believe that after exiting, the driver ran a stop light, slammed his brakes, and then crashed into the victims’ vehicle. The jury apparently agreed with the prosecution’s scenario, and found the driver guilty of five counts of vehicular homicide. The driver now sits in jail awaiting his sentencing. Could This…
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